A new lease of life

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Your Letters -

I’ve just fin­ished read­ing the lat­est is­sue and I was in­spired to tell you about my craft­ing jour­ney and about how I be­came a card­maker. My mother taught me to knit at the age of eight and, un­til re­cently, I’d knit­ted ever since. I am now in my late fifties and I’ve been strug­gling with some se­ri­ous health is­sues. My con­sul­tant told me last year that I can no longer knit. I was dev­as­tated as knit­ting was my life. I am house­bound be­cause of my ill­ness, and knit­ting was what I did all day. I was so dis­traught and up­set to lose the thing that got me through the day.

Upon this news, my lovely hus­band brought home a copy of Card­mak­ing & Paper­craft. I can’t re­mem­ber which one I started with, but it had a beau­ti­ful set of free stamps and pa­pers – it didn’t take long un­til I was hooked. I now make cards all day long and look for­ward to your mag­a­zine ev­ery month. You have given me a new hobby that I love. I have even lent my mag­a­zines to my sis­ter so she can get started card­mak­ing, too. Thank you. Chris­tine Smith, via email

Sarah says: What an up­lift­ing story, Chris­tine. I’m so glad that you were in­spired by the mag­a­zine and that card­mak­ing has filled the hole that knit­ting left. Thank you for shar­ing your story with us.

Chris­tine’s days are made up of craft­ing gor­geous cards like these

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